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!! September Club Meeting Announcement !!: 7:00 p.m. Tue. Sept. 8th, Conder Pk, 810 Conder St., Killeen. Special Olympics Bldg Adjacent to the parking area. 
 Weekly Radio Net: Every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on 145.170 (-) PL 162.2 (For more information)

 

CTARC Meeting September 8th, 2020
With the Club's usual meeting location still closed, a temporary alternative was found at Conder Park in Killeen (810 Conder Street).  The meeting will be in the Special Olympic's building adjacent to the parking area.  Club members are urged to attend as the meeting will address several items of club business.  

Following the club's business meeting, a presentation on radio integration with drones will be given by Alex Donnell KI5KFT.      

HamEXPO Fall 2020 & Amateur Radio Test Session
It's that time of the year!  In conjunction with HamEXPO, amateur radio license testing will take place on the 2nd floor of the main building at the Bell County Expo center.  Testing is sponsored by the Central Texas Amateur Radio Club. Testing will be on Saturday, March 14th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending when all applicants have been tested, sometime around 11:00 a.m. Since the test session is in conjunction with the very popular HamEXPO, we anticipate between 25 and 50 people at the session.  Prior registration is not required.  Two forms of ID are required, a photo ID and one other form of ID. The test fee will be $15.00.  Good Luck and have fun at HamEXPO! 

For more information on HamEXPO, sponsored by Temple Amateur Radio Club visit: HamEXPO!

!! Gatesville Repeater Update - Significant Changes!!
Effective as of December 28, 2019, the W5AMK Gatesville repeater on 145.960 (-) PL 123.0 is off the air, having undergone significant changes.  

The repeater has been re-programmed and is now on 145.170 (-) with a PL Tone of 162.2

An EchoLink Node has been installed on the repeater to allow connection with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth during periods of severe weather. When severe weather does not threaten our area, the node will be off

The repeater can be remotely shut-off if it is being mis-used by any person(s). 

Trusteeship has been handed from the Central Texas Amatuer Radio Club to the Coryell County Emergency Management System, and with it, a change in call letters from W5AMK to W5GTS.   

Effective Immediately, both the Coryell County ARES Net, which meets on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and the Central Texas Amateur Radio Net, which meets on Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m., will move to this repeater system.     

HamEXPO Fall 2019 & Amateur Radio Test Session
It's that time of the year again!  In conjunction with HamEXPO, amateur radio license testing will take place in the main building of the Bell County Expo center, on the 2nd floor, sponsored by the Central Texas Amateur Radio Club. Testing will be on Saturday, October 5th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending when all applicants have been tested, sometime around 11:00 a.m. Since the test session is in conjunction with the very popular HamEXPO, we anticipate between 25 and 50 people at the session.  Prior registration is not required.  Two forms of ID are required, a photo ID and one other form of ID. The test fee will be $15.00.  Good Luck and have fun at HamEXPO! 

For more information on HamEXPO, sponsored by Temple Amateur Radio Club visit: HamEXPO!